“A sip-by-sip travelogue; fresh, funny and full of fizz”
Two women, both in their 50s, decide to do a backpacking tour of Lake District gin-makers, complete with selfless cake sampling and less than reliable weather. Not a small undertaking for even the most established of friendships, but these two had never even met! A terrifically entertaining read and a perfect gift.
This little book will fascinate and delight anyone who has even a passing interest in witches, witchcraft and folk history
The book is intended as an imagining of the kind of notebooks that witches often created to help them remember their spells, and it reveals a great deal about the preoccupations and beliefs of many ordinary folk at a time when modern medicine was not available. Based on surviving evidence, it is handwritten by Joyce Froome, a writer and researcher specialising in the history of witchcraft and magic.
“This splendid book pushes Lancashire’s wild doors wide open for visitors with a passion for nature and offers a fabulous resource from which to base their exploration of the county” Simon King, OBE
Full of fascinating facts, figures and insights, this beautiful book is an exploration and celebration of modern Lancashire’s unspoilt and lesser-known corners. The book is designed to be both informative and lovely to look at. It is written in an accessible and lively style and will delight anyone who has an interest in the natural history of Lacnashire.
Perfect reading, whether for those old enough to remember, or for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the city
From pre-war murmurings to post-war memorials, John Fidler’s engaging account of Lancaster in World War Two draws on first-hand recollections, newspaper articles and museum resources to tell the tale of how the city fared with dignity and resilience in this most difficult of times.
This book was first published when Urban Splash had invested in a multi-million-pound project to restore this iconic hotel, which re-opened in 2008, and it just keeps on selling!
On a sunny afternoon in July 1933, a remarkable building opened its doors to the public for the first time. This book, with its numerous superb illustrations, tells the fascinating story of the hotel from its inception and 1930s prime, through its role as a hospital in World War Two, to its sale into private ownership and fluctuating fortunes up to the present day.
This invaluable book provides clear, wise and always practical advice about the process of research and writing. Now completely updated.
Written with humour and understanding, and attractively illustrated, this book is an enjoyable introduction to the subject, especially for those who enjoy local history and wish to write and possibly publish, and for students of history who want authoritative guidance on the preparation of dissertations and theses. This new edition features essential guidance on a range of key topics, from finding sources and transcribing to presenting/publishing the finished product.
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